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Officer Owes His Success To Parents

Second Lieutenant Epi Buka of Tawava village in Kadavu yesterday received the sword of honour award during the officers’ commissioning parade at RFMF Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Nabua. The 23-year-old
26 Sep 2015 09:29
Officer Owes His Success To Parents
The 24 new commissioned officers marching at the RFMF Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Nabua yesterday. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

Second Lieutenant Epi Buka of Tawava village in Kadavu yesterday received the sword of honour award during the officers’ commissioning parade at RFMF Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Nabua.
The 23-year-old was among the 24 officer cadets who were commissioned.
“When I was first recruited it was so difficult because I was not used to military way of living especially coming from a civilian background with no clue at all of what to face,” he said.
“But I was determined to achieve my dream of becoming an officer in the military so I tried to face every challenge that I came across with determination and perservance.”
“At the start of cadet training, it was quite difficult but as time went on, I knew I had to man up and the thought of my parents was something that kept me on my toes,” Second Lieutenant Buka said.
He thanked the Almighty for giving him the strength to overcome all the challenges.
“I owe my achievement to my parents,” he said.
“My parents have stood with me all throughout the challenges,” he said.
He is a former student of Richmond Methodist High School, Kadavu. He advised young people to be determined in achieving their dream and never give up no matter how challenging the path.
His father, Joni Siliduadua was a proud dad after his son’s milestone achievement.
“We came all the way from Tawava to attend my son’s commissioning parade and today is one of the greatest and most memorable days of my life as a father,” he said.




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